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Dick Butkus

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  • Finding work as role players

    Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in...
  • Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis: Who is No. 1 Raven?

    Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis: Who is No. 1 Raven?
    It has been the source of a major debate for years. Who is the best Raven - Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis? It's really no contest. The most physical, technically sound and dominating player is Ogden. The player with the most impact on franchise history is...
  • Sorry R. Lewis, but Ogden is best Raven ever

    Sorry R. Lewis, but Ogden is best Raven ever
    It has been the source of a major debate for years. Who is the best Raven - Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis? It's really no contest. The most physical, technically sound and dominating player is Ogden. The player with the most impact on franchise history...
  • Southern Californians shared U.S. team's elation, defeat at World Cup

    Southern Californians shared U.S. team's elation, defeat at World Cup
    You could see it in the seaside park in Redondo Beach, normally a haven for moms and scuba divers, but now packed with more than 1,000 seething, war-painted fans. Or outside the gates of Disneyland, where the throng rose and put on extra-big voices to...
  • TV numbers prove it: Orlando loves World Cup more than NBA

     TV numbers prove it: Orlando loves World Cup more than NBA
    Running off at the typewriter … If you needed any further evidence that Orlando has become a soccer town, just look at the local TV ratings in which Thursday afternoon the United States-Germany soccer match drew 242,489 Central Florida viewers on...
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews needs teammates to play like champions

    Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews needs teammates to play like champions
    Hockey isn't basketball or badminton or golf but perhaps the ultimate team sport in which everybody dressed for games typically contributes as the coach rolls four offensive lines and rotates three defensive pairs. One man can only do so much. And...
  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews will need more help

     Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews will need more help
    LOS ANGELES — Hockey isn't basketball or badminton or golf, but perhaps the ultimate team sport. Everybody dressed for games typically contributes as the coach rolls four offensive lines and rotates three defensive pairs. One man can do only so...
  • Interview: Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross recounts his lifetime at ringside

    Interview: Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross recounts his lifetime at ringside
    Jim Ross said he could dedicate an entire chapter to the Chicago area in his autobiography — if he ever writes one. The legendary WWE announcer — known for his enthusiastic delivery and black cowboy hat — has for now opted to share his...
  • For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines

     For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines
    With the Bears trailing 7-0 early in the 1963 NFL championship game at Wrigley Field, Giants receiver Del Shofner got behind cornerback Dave Whitsell but dropped a pass from Y.A. Tittle in the end zone. On the next play, linebacker Larry Morris...
  • Bears' heroes of Wrigley Field

    Bears' heroes of Wrigley Field
    Because the Bears won eight of their nine NFL titles during their 50 seasons at Wrigley Field, where 22 of the 26 Bears in the Pro Football Hall of Fame played, heroes from those days abound. George Halas. The hero of heroes. He convinced the Cubs...
  • Super Bowl winners show exactly what Eagles need

    Super Bowl winners show exactly what Eagles need
    — So much changes from year to year in the NFL that it's impossible to say if the Seattle Seahawks will even be back in the playoffs next season, much less repeat as Super Bowl champions. But one thing is certain as far as the Eagles trying to...